2009 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Happy Birthday America"
8:00 PM Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
Linda W. Taylor Conductors Jorge Garcia
Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman, Announcing
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Americans We March ...................................................... Henry Fillmore
American Pageant ............................................................. Thomas Knox
American Folk Rhapsody #3 ......................................... Clare Grundman
Festival of American Spirituals .......................................... Jerry Nowak
American Red Cross March ............................. Edwin Franko Goldman
-- Intermission --
American Variations ............................................................... Jerry Bilik
Take Me Out To The Ball Game ....................................... Jack Norworth
Guest Conductor: Mayor Elliott Rothman
American Salute ................................................................. Morton Gould
The Flag of Freedom .................... Carlo Verona / arr. Erick Quintanilla
Armed Services Medley ................................... Pomeroy / arr. Stan Selby
Stars and Stripes Forever ............................................ John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Pomona Concert Band Founded in 1947 by G. Stanton Selby, the Pomona Concert Band has become an integral part of Pomona's musical scene.  Performing at civic events and seasonal concerts, the high point of the band's year is the series of Summer concerts in the G.Stanton Selby Band Shell in Ganesha Park.  All performances are free to the public.  The band has performed at Disneyland and regional band festivals as well as on tours of Europe and Japan.

Although comprised primarily of experienced adult musicians, outstanding players from the local high school bands are invited to join.  Members travel from over twenty nearby communities to participate in one of the outstanding community bands in Southern California.